ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Casual Violence – Choose Death (Casual Violence! Comedy)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Never before has death warranted so much celebration. This group’s warped and perverse characters are so brilliantly constructed, and performed with such comic finesse, that the audience are in danger of unwittingly revealing their own most disturbed sensibilities in their reactions. Such is their skill, these actors present ludicrously inventive ideas, such as an armless serial killer and Siamese twin hit-men, whilst steering well clear of the trap of irritating, over-the-top theatricality into which many of their contemporaries fall. Atmospheric musical accompaniment complements the dark and twisted writing and contributes to the more subtle, heart-wrenching scenes of tragicomedy – involving, for example, a suicidal clown – to produce an accomplished and diverse show displaying the extent of this group’s talent.

Just The Tonic at The Store, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16, 23), 10.40pm (11.40pm), £5.00 – £6.00, fpp54.
tw rating 5/5